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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

16 Creative Easter Ideas and My Moss Covered Cross

Hi Friends, today I'm joining in with 15 other blogging pals for some great ideas and inspiration for Easter decorating. Easter will be here April 9th and I know that now's the time to start thinking about decorating and tablescapes. It's going to sneak up on us being earlier in April, so it will be here before we know it! A special thanks to our friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse for putting this fun group together. 





You'll find links to all the beautiful ideas at the end of this post...




For all the adorable bunnies, chicks, and eggs that we have fun decorating with for Spring and Easter, I never want to forget the real meaning of this holiday, which is Resurrection Sunday. I like to keep the Entry a place where I can remember the meaning of Easter Sunday and have a reminder of the importance and solemnity of this sacred time.






When my father-in-law passed away in 2010 one of the lovely floral arrangements sent for the service was a foam cross covered with real flowers. It was displayed on a wire easel and made it a beautiful arrangement. A few days later I asked my husband to head back to the cemetery and check to see if the cross was still there. I was hoping to retrieve it before the cemetery caretakers cleaned up the gravesite. He brought it home and I removed all the flowers and took it down to the foam form, then packed it away, knowing I'd cover it with moss and use it for Easter the next year.








The following 2 photos were from 2011 at our house at the time. That next early spring thinking about Easter, I covered the form loosely with moss, added 2 Calla Lilies, a bit of faux hydrangea, and sprigs of faux ivy. It was my first attempt and I loved the way it turned out, slightly wild and organic.




The moss wasn't packed as tight as it is currently, so I used floral wire to tightly wrap and secure the moss.



These are a few pics from last year when I had a some other vintage Easter things on display. A faux Gladiola stem was added to the form and the floral wire and added moss gave it a cleaner more pulled together look.





The antique glass piece is reverse painted on the mirror as Jesus as a young boy cradling a lamb. It's an advertising piece for the early 1900's. Vintage and antique religious Easter post cards are tucked into the old mirror.



Faux Paperwhites and pussy willow stems are gathered in my iron urn.



Here is my main inspiration image that I used to create my own moss covered cross. If you want a premade moss form you can find one on Etsy and there are wood, plastic and Styrofoam bases on Amazon.



This is what I started out with when it had been stripped of all the live flowers. This form can be found on Amazon, but unless you're using live moss or flowers a wood frame for a much less expensive price will work just as well.






Then I covered it with this moss using white Tacky glue. If you've worked with loose moss before you know it's a bit messy and trial and error. I'm sure moss sheets cut to fit would also work but they didn't have those available when I first put this piece together back in 2011.





Wrap with heavy duty green thread, florists wire, gardener's twine or covered wire for a more structured and contained look. Then add your florals and wrap with twine or covered "grapevine" look wire.


I love using rabbits, eggs, lambs, etc. for fun Easter displays, but I also feel the importance of having one area of display for the spiritual side of this Resurrection holiday. I hope you're having a wonderful early spring and if you'd like more mossy inspiration for Spring and Easter you can find it HERE and HERE. You can find this original post here Moss Covered Cross in the Entry


Here we go with 15 more wonderful creative ideas for Spring and Easter decorating

Be sure and Pin all the great inspiration ahead!

Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse has her Spring screened porch decorated with a wonderful Easter shiplap tree, a lovely Spring tablescape, and a link so that you can build your own tree to use throughout the seasons. Love the mossy rabbits!



Neutral Jute Wrapped Eggs

Simply 2 Moms shows us how to make fun and texture-y neutral wrapped Jute eggs for Easter decor.




Easy Cottage Style Easter Table Decorating Ideas

Jennifer from Cottage On Bunker Hill shares her Cottage Style Easter Table and decorating ideas with pots of fresh Spring flowers and bulbs. Plus a DIY with napkin rings made from clay.




Pasha is Home shares how she has made her Easter Brunch easy and delicious with her tried and true menu ideas, while making new holiday traditions.




Stacy Ling from Bricks and Blooms shares her amazing Easter Brunch tips and that gorgeous floral centerpiece.



Kim from Cottage in the Mitten has an adorable, colorful and easy Easter Wreath covered in burlap. You'll love all the fun color!




Kelly from The Tattered Pew shares how she sets the table with layers of vintage and gorgeous color.






How to Create a Garden Party Easter Tablescape on a Budget

Kim from Shiplap and Shells shares her Easter table decor ideas for a "garden party" theme on a budget. Those jadeite bowls are scene stealers!




Brendt from She Gave It A Go shows us how to give our Easter decor a fun personal touch.



Cindy from County Road 407 gives us small touches that can make a difference for a bright and happy Easter filled kitchen.




Renae from Peacock Ridge Farm shares her tips to set the table for Easter dinner and decorate with gorgeous table settings and spring detail.




Kristin from White Arrows Home shares the perfect cocktail for Easter Brunch



Lora Bloomquist shares a fun way to use new and vintage oval platters for adorable Easter decor.





CoCo from The Crowned Goat gives us great ideas on putting together baskets for gifts and decor.




Jen from Mid West Life and Style shows us how we can use everyday decor to set a beautiful and charming table for Easter Brunch this year.









Thanks so much for coming by, everyone. And thanks again to Rachel for putting this Roundup together. Hope you all have found a few ideas and inspiration for getting started on your Easter d├ęcor fun!


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15 comments:

  1. What a beautiful way to honor the Resurection, Debra! I've never seen a cross like this covered in moss but I love it. Most of the time they're covered in lots of lillies! I love the way you've decorated with it throuhgout the years and what a special way to keep your father in laws memory alive too! Such a treasure! Sending you hugs for a joy filled spring season, CoCo

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    1. thankyou CoCo. I love using it each year, and has become a lovely Easter Tradition.

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  2. So many fun ideas here I think I may just have to get busy and get going, even though Easter seems weeks away! I have come to realize I'm not the best at thinking far ahead and wonder how magazine editors make themselves do Christmas in June and Easter in November!

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    1. It would be super hard trying to bring the current into another season, My brain usually works only one way LOL! I so Enjoy the fun of each season. Plus we're in the process of getting good weather on the way.

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  3. Such a sweet way to remember your father in law. It looks beautiful. I am glad your hubby could go and get the cross for you to have and make into something new for Easter. Beautiful. Hugs. Kris

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    1. thankyou Kris, I so love using that cross each year for Easter!

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  4. I'm loving all these ideas today! Your cross is so beautiful and perfect to celebrate the holiday. Happy Easter!

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  5. Debra I love the special story behind your cross…what a lovely remembrance of your father in law! Wonderful ideas and happy Easter!

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  6. Your moss cross is so beautiful, and I love how you give it a special place in your entry. So many lovely and creative Easter ideas today!

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  7. Your moss-covered cross is so pretty. What a beautiful idea for Easter!

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  8. Debra, This is a great idea and I appreciate you for joining this month.

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  9. I just love your moss covered cross for Easter Debra. It's so inspiring to see so many creative and beautiful ideas in one place for the holiday.

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  10. So many beautiful ideas to try this year!

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  11. You're a master of moss, Debra! It really can be difficult to work with sometimes. You've done a great job. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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  12. Popping back in to say I'm featuring this on Farmhouse Friday. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Thank you for linking up. pinned again!

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